SRAM X0 1x11 drivetrain to be introduced next year

By James Huang | Tuesday, May 14, 2013 5.38pm

Most readers won't be surprised to hear that SRAM's fantastic XX1 1x11 drivetrain technology will be trickling down to lower price points for next year, mirroring the roll-out for the company's 2x10 systems. However, we now have some confirmation of that fact, meaning more riders will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of single-ring living without the steep XX price tag.

SRAM has been extremely tight-lipped about new 1x11 offerings so far, but we stumbled upon a spec sheet with some tantalizing part numbers that give a hint of what's to come. If this spec sheet is accurate, we can expect an X0 1x11 group including a clutched Type 2 rear derailleur and matching trigger shifter plus an XG-1195 cassette with the same super wide-range 10-42T gearing and likely requiring the same XD freehub body.

SRAM claims its x-horizon non-slanted parallelgram mechanism yields more precise chain movement than traditional geometries: SRAM claims its X-Horizon non-slanted parallelogram yields more precise shifting than traditional geometries

We anticipate a corresponding X0 1x11 crankset as well, as it would only require a new spider. That said, we have also caught wind of the non-series X1 model crank. Both would use the same alternating thick-thin chainring teeth profiling as the current XX1 setup.

Will we see 1x11 trickle even further down, to the X9 and X7 levels or beyond? We can't say for sure but it's a safe bet given SRAM's history.

Prices, weights and additional details are still unavailable.

Updating the current x0 crank for 1x11 compatiblity would only require a new spider: Updating the current X0 crank for 11-speed would only require a new spider

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